animated getting shafted?

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  1. mordecai6

    mordecai6 Mexi-con

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    so I was walking through walmart today and I was slightly apalled at the fact that all I saw was universe figure pegs and nothing for animated. It just seems so crappy that a great line gets delayed for 6 months becuase of the movie only to have almost everything get released in a few weeks and then, get replaced by universe. Am I the only one that thinks this?
     
  2. Basketball Jones

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    The retailers order Universe from Hasbro.
     
  3. SPLIT LIP

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    Aniamted sold out quickly here. Maybe they did there, too? Animated's pretty popular with the target audience.
     
  4. ShadowStitch

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    I don't think animated is getting shafted... it's just a matter of store-per-store stocking habits.

    I've seen some stores here that have no universe at all, some that have a little of each, some that haven't stocked anything past animated wave 1, and some that have huge animated sections and hardly a peg or two for universe.... it varies wildly from store to store. I wouldn't sweat it. :) 
     
  5. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    happening at a local wal-mart here BUT everywhere else theres no sign of universe too be found just TF:A p.s. just bought grimlock today he kicks BUTT!!
     
  6. the_scientist

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    My walmart had all three lines(movie, animated, universe) stocked in a single aisle all in equal amounts. I was a bit surprised. Basically took up the right side of the tiny little aisle.
     
  7. omega knight

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    i dont care just as long as I can find a voyager prime *sighs.* you have dodged me again prime dodged me again
     
  8. SoundMaster

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    I finally found 3 Voy Primes today at wal-mart. Of course 1 came home with me. :)  His alt mode is a bit small, but he definately ROCKS!!!

    As for my wal-mart, Its still clogged with movie garbage, with a bit of animated and universe mixed in.
     
  9. Roook

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    I've had problems finding Animated also. I go to a Target on my way home a few times a week and for the past three weeks have seen no new Transformers Animated figures. Last time I went in they had moved their toys to the other side of the store so maybe that's why they weren't stocking them.

    I went to a different Target and was again faced with nearly the exact same issue.

    So I finally went to Toys R Us, and again, their Animated pegs were virtually empty. And they had just one Leader class figure left.

    It's getting frustrated. I've bought nearly all of the ones I've found. But I have never seen a Jazz, Oil Slick, Optimus/Megs/Ultra Magnus Leader class figure, a Swoop or a few others. Tons of Lugnuts, tons of Cybertron Mode Megs, tons of Black Arachnias and Lockdowns.
     
  10. heshanj

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    in that case, im glad i rushed n got almost all the figures i want.. still looking for animated soundwave and jazz..but i think the local stores here will stock animated for a while..still no signs of universe in mainstream toy stores here...just some speciality stores
     
  11. rodimusconvoy

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    Im not sure if you are going to see Swoop or Ultra magnus at retail anytime soon since they havent been released as far as I know.
     
  12. Johnator

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    The shelves of the stores around here are CLOGGED with Animated so I think it depends on where you are.
     
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    Down here in colorado all that i can find at target in voyeger/ 2 pack ops and megs tfa products. and the movie deluxe is about 4 hook things wide and universe is 2 hooks wide. all thats left of the movie is repaints of swindle and a couple stockades. Still no animated gromlock. oh well more money for classics.
     
  14. dark69

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    my wal-mart just redid the toys and they got all 3 lines but animated wave 3 is selling out fast
     
  15. Ravenxl7

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    Last time I was at Target (about three weeks ago), they still had some movie stuff, but not much. They had a decent amount of Animated, but you could tell that it had been picked threw a good couple of times. Haven't seen any Universe stuff, but I wasn't expecting to see any of that till sometime in August.
     
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    The Target I usually get TFs from is still clogged with movie stuff. Heck, even a sale before Animated was released didn't shift much (despite my help :D ).
     
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    not shafted in my area
     
  18. MegaHavok

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    I dont think walmart has reset for xmas yet im sure animated will get plenty of space. Also, this is inventory season so ordering is a little weird.

    My walmart just puts out everything so one week there huge on animated and the next its universe. Also another store has a back endcap of animated no where near the action figures, make sure you walk the whole toy section
     
  19. jorod74

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    out of habit i still cruise the toy aisle and my wal-mart sucks.
    it was only the past week that they have had the first Universe figures. 1 Tankor, 2 Sunstreakers and 1 Prowl. the animated toys aren't much better. i got 1 Prime for a kid's gift, but at any time, there is only 5-6 figures on the pegs and literally no voyager class figures. we still have the larger movie figures.

    i don't understand it when the Hulk, power rangers and TMNT figures clogging the aisle.

    wish they'd step up.
     
  20. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Yeah for the last month nothing new has been released in Canada...i'l take what i can get in the states.
     

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